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Razer Deathadder 2013 Saves DPI to internal memory

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Hi everybody,

Simple post: For anybody wondering whether settings are saved onto the Deathadder 2013, and whether the mouse can be used as configured without Synapse 2.0 installed, I've confirmed the mouse at least saves the last preset DPI. I cannot confirm whether button configs are saved, as the machines I swapped the mouse between are a PC (where I first configured it) and my Macbook Pro (where I did not have any Razer drivers or Synapse 2.0 installed). The DPI is definitely stored on the mouse.

For those wondering, I tested multiple DPIs, most notably setting it to the highest, and testing it, and then setting it to the lowest, and testing it.

Now if only Razer made Mac drivers that weren't, literally, absolute ****, I might not have to return this mouse (seriously, Steelseries & Logitech allow for no acceleration and don't screw up the tracking speed, why can't Razer figure it out.)

But that's neither here nor there. Hope this helps!
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OS-X has an acceleration curve by default. You can turn off acceleration but the you will need to use higher DPI ... It's strange. Using low DPI on Windows is a non issue but using the same DPI on OSX is very slow.
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Originally Posted by popups View Post

OS-X has an acceleration curve by default. You can turn off acceleration but the you will need to use higher DPI ... It's strange. Using low DPI on Windows is a non issue but using the same DPI on OSX is very slow.

Actually, not completely accurate.

OSX does have a default acceleration curve, but this can be turned off using a unix command in the terminal. The whole "mouse is really slow" is actually that Razer's software, for some reason, causes OSX to automatically switch sensitivity settings to one.
It would be like if, on Windows, installing Razer's driver automatically turn windows mouse speed from 6/11 (the well-known ideal setting) to 1/11.

The problem then is getting the sensitivity back up: if you go into OSX mouse settings and click to raise the sensitivity, OSX switches back to its default mouse driver and settings...in this case, using an acceleration curve.

I can confirm its razer too, since like I mentioned, I've used logitech's software and Steelseries' software for those mice, and this isn't an issue. I turn off acceleration in the terminal, and use their drivers without issue.

Hope that explains everything. smile.gif
Edited by Notwist - 2/15/13 at 10:20pm
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I don't use drivers at all. So I was just talking about the operating systems not the drivers. I dislike drivers for the problems they create and the fact that you end up reliant on them for some products.
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I don't use drivers at all. So I was just talking about the operating systems not the drivers. I dislike drivers for the problems they create and the fact that you end up reliant on them for some products.

Ah, well then I'm not sure where your slowness issue stems from. I've experience EXACTLY what you described, but I confidently tracked it back to using the Razer driver. Beyond that, I've done extensive usability testing with these mice on OSX (compared to Windows 7) and found them to move the same (to my eyes anyway...or hands...or fingers-whatever, you get the idea). =)

Completely agree about the drivers though. I'm considering getting a new mouse to keep in my laptop bag, and as much as I like the design of the Deathadder, well...**** Razer. Between their Synapse 2.0 online activation BS, the CEO outright lying to customers in his "explanation" as to why they made Synapse 2.0, their awful build quality, and awful support, even if I DO have a functioning Deathadder 2013, I really don't want to support a company like that, so I'll likely be returning it soon.

Anyway, tangent aside, I'll be looking for a mouse that ideally doesn't require drivers, and can shift DPI or whatever directly from the mouse itself.

I'll probably open up a new thread shortly asking about mice suggestions, just to keep things organized. =)
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